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SICK Releases Small Optical Displacement Sensor

SICK announced the launch of the low-cost OD Mini short-range optical displacement sensor for precise measurement tasks. Depending on the application, the OD Mini offers measuring ranges from 100 to 250 mm.

The OD Mini uses CMOS receiver technology, ensuring accurate, high-resolution measurements regardless of brightness and color of the surface material, the company says. It is a stand-alone device that uses a simple teach-in LED display or an external teaching input. An integrated amplifier unit reduces the amount of cabling.

The compact sensor is available in two sensor housings, including a rugged 70-gram stainless steel housing for harsh environments and a lightweight 40-gram aluminum housing for standard applications.

A wide range of interfaces, including analog and switching outputs, enable the unit to be easily integrated into industrial networks. According to the company, the unit’s precise measurement capabilities enable high machine throughput, making it ideal for positioning, classification and quality control applications in the robotics, machine tools, electronics, automotive and packaging industries.

For more information, visit SICK.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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